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The Mayo junior footballers will go looking to claim the first provincial title of the year for the county on Sunday lunchtime when they face off against Galway in the Connacht Junior Football Championship final in Carrick-on-Shannon. Seán McLoughlin's men booked their place in the provincial final last weekend thanks to a 2-10 to 1-10 win over the defending champions Sligo in James Stephens Park in Ballina. Sunday's game will be the curtain raiser to the senior championship meeting between Leitrim and Galway, the winners of which will face Mayo in the senior semi-final in five weeks time.
Inter-county seasons at senior level have a habit of flying by. Especially when you do not have too many wins.
The executive of Mayo County Council will put forward a formal proposal to the elected members of the council this afternoon (Monday, April 13) for the council to take out a 30-year loan to cover the cost of buying a 17.5 per cent stake in Ireland West Airport Knock for €7.3 million, by seven local authorities.
On Sunday in Elverys MacHale Park in the Connacht Junior Football Championship the Mayo team will be making a longer trek to the home of Mayo football than their opponents from Roscommon. According to the AA’s route planner, it is 46 miles from Achill Head on the far side of the island to MacHale Park, while their opponents on Sunday, Michael Glaveys from Ballinlough area of Roscommon, face a 34 mile journey to the game.
“Let there be no question, we were very lucky against Galway. Having played a championship game stood to Galway.” Said Mayo minor manager Enda Gilvarry ahead of his side’s Connacht Minor Football Championship final against Roscommon on Sunday at noon. The manager who guided Mayo to All Ireland success in his first year in charge of the team almost saw this year’s crop of minors dumped out of the championship at the very first hurdle against Galway a few weeks ago, but the battling characteristics that defined last year’s charge to All Ireland glory were on show when they battled back to eke out a single point win in Tuam Stadium.
Mayo's John Maughan and John Casey, and Galway's Kevin Walsh and Ray Silke, met up earlier in the week at Breaffy House Hotel to preview this Sunday's Connacht final and cast an eye on the All-Ireland championship itself.
There is no backdoor for the Mayo minors to make a return if they fail to beat Galway tomorrow evening in Tuam in the semi-finals of the Connacht Minor Football Championship.
By Ray Silke
Connacht will aim to win their first Railway Cup football final since 1969, when they face Ulster this Sunday (2.30pm) in Tuam Stadium.
Residential property prices in Mayo are still falling with the average asking price for a home now standing at just over €116,000.